'Censor'

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 04 August, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 04 August, 1996, 12:00am

Watching ATV's news on July 30, I believe I may have the answer to the spate of recent problems faced by the two local train corporations. ATV's graphic revealed that one of the 'censors' positioned on the KCR track suffered a malfunction, thus allowing the automatic doors to open on both sides of the train at one station.


Just who, I wanted to ask, are the unfortunates performing the censoring task and how exactly are they chosen? Visions of Cato the Censor repeating ad nauseam that Carthage must be destroyed came to mind. Or might it be retribution being meted out to those censors who snip out every sex scene from Lady Chatterley's Lover, but let gruesome trailers for The Hawk be screened at 7am? I'm no engineer, but might not the replacement of these miserable humans by electronic sensors do the trick? All it appears we need is a modicum of common-sense.


HUGH TYRWHITT-DRAKE Sha Tin